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start, it was exhibited and flown at the Los Angeles Aeronautical Exposition and National Air Races at Mines Field in September, 1928. at that time five more planes were in progress, using 60 h.p. Velie engines. On January 2, 1929, Bobby Trout established a new womens' endurance record of twelve hours, eleven minutes at Los Angeles with one of these planes. On February 1st, Elinor Smith broke this record by flying thirteen hours, sixteen minutes, then on February 12th Miss Trout won the record back with a flight of seventeen hours, five minutes, again flying a Golden Eagle monoplane. Unfortunately, further sales diminished and the company discontinued the project. In 1929 Campbell designed and built the Pelican glider. In 1930 he built the Campbell Super Sport plane, using a Kinner engine. Following this, for a time Campbell was Assistant Chief Engineer of Kinner Motor Company, then went with Douglas Aircraft Company in field service work. In 1933 he became a materials inspection engineer for Lockheed Aircraft. Later he was Design Engineer on the Lockheed Ventura plane, then Division Engineer of Materials and Standards in the Quality Control Section of the San Diego, California and Wichita, Kansas plants. Following this he was made quality control assurance official in charge of the Chicago, Cleveland, and New York offices. Campbell retired from this position on December 31st, 1963 after 20 years of service at Lockheed. A commemorative retirement party in his honor was given later at a well-known Burbank restaurant. In retirement Campbell laid plans to write a book on the history of aviation in California. An avid camera fan he was also a collector of historical aviation photos for his vast slide collection, which was his personal pride. He and Mrs. Campbell planned a leisurely nationwide motor tour collecting material for his book, visiting old friends, aviation museums and sight-seeing. After some seven or eight weeks of this tour Campbell became ill and was forced to terminate their trip and fly back to California to undergo surgery for an 5
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